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I was silent for a while,solving most of my school,work and also table tennis administrative issues.
Now I am back,with a fresh new membership in one of the most powerful clubs in my country.
Yesterday,both clubs and me signed the transfer papers.
Though,I am very sad,I will never be able to accept the new club as my home team...
Anyway,to my question:
I started training some serves after a longer break.
Apart from that I struggle with how my stroke should exactly look like to perform a full-length serve,here I know I would need some closer analysis of my whole body work etc.
What I would like to ask about the inverse option,the extremely short serve.
My plan is to learn how to alternate between two depth extremes. I would like to know where the ball should land on my side to enable the shortest and lowest possible serves.
I have seen how Ma Lin places the ball during his ghost serve,and he places it quite close to the net.
Is it some deviation or...what is the correct placement for the serve to be as short as possible in your opinion?
I think it should be about ⅓ of the way to the net on your side. If you get it too close to tenet it needs to be very slow to stop and get over the net.
Closer to the net will allow it to be shorter but it is also much easier to see the length of the serve early.
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